Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Based on the award-winning book by Katherine Boo, David Hare's adaptation is set in the Annawadi slum in Mumbai. Examining global economic challenges and the chasm between rich and poor in modern India, the play follows the lives of those living in the slum.
Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.
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